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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day observed

                                                                                     22nd May, 2017

Department  of  Gastroenterology  with the   joint  effort  of Colitis and Crohn’s  Foundation of India organized (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) IBD Day in Dumra Auditorium of DMCH, in which around  70  patients suffering from IBD  and their attendants  participated and  came to know about various aspects of IBD disease.

On this occasion, Secretary of DMCH Managing Society-Sh Prem Kumar Gupta   released  the  ‘Patient Record Dairy’ .This programme  includes  awareness lecture.

In his lecture, Dr Ajit Sood (Professor & Head of Gastroenterology)  said that worldwide, around five million people suffer from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions known as  inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). In most cases, the illness can be kept under  control with proper medication, but despite extensive research there is currently no known cure for IBD. It is an initiative to create more attention on the difficulties that IBD patients have to face and needs of people living with IBD. Dr Rajoo Singh Chinna (Professor of Gastronenterology)   said  that  a healthy diet can certainly maintain good nutritional status and and can help manage symptoms along with medications which are recommended to effectively  treat IBD. Dr. Sood also explained about the treatment   of IBD by the Fecal microbiota  threpy ( FMT. It is the process transfer of fecal bacteria from a healthy individual into a recipient. It is becoming an effective option for patients were Ulcerative Colitis. Department of Gastroenterology is specifically working on study the full potential of FMT for IBD patients and their other disorder.

Giving introduction about Colitis and Crohn’s Foundation of India (CCF), Dr  Vandana Midha (Professor of Medicine) said  that the organization is a national, academic society by a team of people with special  interest in inflammatory bowel disease. Its composition is multidisciplinary ; comprising of physicians, surgeons and other professionals dedicated to assuring high quality patient care  by advancing  and promoting the science & practice of management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease . Established in 2007, CCF has gone a long way in patient care, IBD Disease Registry and dissemination of knowledge amongst professionals through various conferences and symposia held from time to time.

Other faculty members  from Department of Gastroenterology includingDr Varun MehtaDr Omesh Goyal  and Dr Ramit  Mahajan  were also  present on the occasion and gave  answers to various queries asked  by the patients and their attendants.

This programme  concluded  with the circulation of  educational booklet ,wrist  band &  t-Shirts to the patients. 



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